Sexual assault reported to VCU police

VCU

From the VCU Alert page: 

8/20/2013

Notice of Sexual Assault unknown location:

In compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1988 Virginia Commonwealth University is giving notice of a Sexual Assault.

On August 20, 2013 a Sexual Assault was reported to the VCU Police Department. The survivor provided no specific information as to where the crime occurred. This incident may have been a drug facilitated sexual assault.  No additional information or details were provided.

VCU Police remind members of the community of the following:

  • Sexual assault is non-consensual activity, ranging from unwanted touching to forced intercourse.
  • Alcohol and drug consumption can impair your judgment and decision making ability.
  • When consuming beverages, make or bring your own. Don’t accept open beverages or drink beverages that have been mixed by others.
  • Never isolate yourself and let a sober friend know where you are and who you are with.
  • If you are ever in a situation where you are unsure or scared call VCU Police immediately.
  • Be alert and aware at all times when you are with acquaintances.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances to the VCU Police Department.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the community.

If you are the victim of a sexual assault you have options that are available to you:

– VCU Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services                        804-828-9355

http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/

– YWCA of Richmond                                                                         804-643-0888

www.ywcarichmond.org/

– University Safety Case Manager                                                        804-837-8753

http://www.threat.vcu.edu/

– Title IX Coordinator for students, Dr. Reuban Rodriguez                        804-828-8940

http://www.students.vcu.edu/docs/sexual_misconduct.pdf

VCU Police

http://www.vcu.edu/police/

– Emergency #                                                                                    804-828-1234

– Non-Emergency #                                                                             804-828-1196

– VCU Police Victim-Witness Specialist                                            804-828-6356

– Officer Tricia Mozingo- tlmozingo@vcu.edu

VCU Student Groups

–Sexual Assault & Violence Education-Students (SAVES)                    804-828-9355

– Men Against Violence (MAV)                                                            804-828-9355

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to share this information with other members of the community, and are asked to be aware of their surroundings, report suspicious activity to police and use the campus RamSafe transportation service by calling 804-828-SAFE (7233).

Anyone with information pertaining to this crime can contact the VCU Police Department at (804) 828-1234 or text VCUTIP to 274637 anonymously.